HOW TO SOLVE THE BEDBUG PROBLEM

March 23, 2011

Those that read my blog know that I usually write about spiritual topics, but this is an exception. My Goal with this post is to help the poor and afflicted.

First, let me explain what started me thinking about bed bugs.

One day last summer I returned to my house and noticed two complete mattresses and box springs thrown out of the apartment building next door. One of them was leaning on the fence that separates the two properties. Now, it don’t take no mental heavyweight to figger out they had a bed bug problem. (Yes, I know its bad English, but I just like the sound of it) The next day there appeared a third set.

So, I got some bug spray and just about soaked the grass between the mattresses and my building (don’t bother telling me I shouldn’t). Anyway, I was not invaded and had no problem. However, it did start me thinking about just how I would approach the problem if my house were to be infected.

As I studied bed bugs, I found them to be quite tough. My first thought was to soak the house down with poison, but that might be almost as hard on me as the bugs.

My second thought was to poison the bugs by poisoning their food supply. WAIT A MINUTE, THAT WOULD BE ME!!! Yes, I know the regular readers of my spiel wonder at this bit of sanity, but I really did think of it.

Anyway, I realized that the secret to eradicating bed bugs was (are you ready for this) I AM THE BAIT!          

So, if I surround myself with a trap that would kill or capture the bugs, I would not only sleep well while defeating the bugs, but I also would not have to destroy any of my possessions. I am not a rich man, so the thought of replacing my bedding (adjustable air mattress, which by the way, I highly recommend) and anything else, was not appealing to me.

My first idea, and still the best, was to remove the covers from my mattress, throw a sheet or type of covering over it. On the bottom edge of the covering, sew a grid all the way around it. Connect the grid to a bug zapper, so that any bug that wanted dinner (me) would have to crawl over the grid and be electrocuted.

There is a need for such a product and I think one could acquire some worldly wealth by designing and manufacturing it. It should be no giant task for someone, but more of a task than I want. I do not need another career, nor do I want wealth. I wouldn’t bother even writing this post, except the world, in my opinion, would be better off without bed bugs pestering people. I might add that it should be easy to sell the product to hotels and motels. I give up any rights to the idea. As a matter of fact, I think it was your idea first.

Well, that product is not yet on the market and so my mind would not rest. I thought about those who are pestered by those pesky varmints now and cannot wait on someone to design and make a cure.

Then I thought that if I had bed bugs right now, I would not want to wait until I made the best way to rid me of the problem either. At my speed, it would be months before the trap was complete.

Then I thought of another trap: not as good and clean as the first, but still effective. If I were to throw a sheet over the bed, so any bugs in the mattress would have to crawl under the sheet and then around the edge and up the outside of the sheet in order to get to me (dinner) and I placed a barrier of flypaper completely around the sheet any bug would be, shall we say, stopped in its tracks.

The second method would require carefully protecting the flypaper, as it must be in place long enough to trap any bugs that gorged them selves just before the trap was put in place and any bugs that are a result of eggs.

If you have any questions about how any of this would be accomplished, please ask someone else. I already said I do not want another career. If you see a problem that would cause the system not to work, then post a comment. It is not my intention to cause anyone to work on a project that is flawed from the start.


HEY STUPID THE ECONOMY AIN’T ROCKET SCIENCE

January 26, 2009

Does everyone think the American citizens lack any intelligence what so ever? You would think so if you pay any attention to the “NEWS”.

 

We hear the problems that we have with the economy is a “credit crunch”. Well there is some truth to that, because someone that has no job cannot get or use credit. They cannot acquire a loan to buy a home, or car, or TV, or anything else.

 

Without a job they cannot pay the loans that they already have which means they will lose their house, car; everything. They cannot support the rest of the economy so the businesses that depended on the American worker also cannot meet their finical obligations.

 

The Government decided that the American worker should compete with any worker in the world with no protection. An American worker must compete with a worker in China that may be making a tenth of what it would require just to exist in America! When we all began to lose our jobs they blamed it on us! The only responsibility the Government has is to protect the people and look what they have done to us! ARE THEY CRAZY?

 

The Government is supposed to fix the problem buy borrowing money when they say our problems stem from our misuse of credit!        ARE THEY CRAZY?

 

The Government is going to create jobs for us by using our money! Well actually our credit! Of course when someone makes a buck they have to spend it on a product made in China! You can not find much of anything that is made in America and when you do it cost 10 times more that the same thing made in China and when times are tight one has to get the best buy for their money.

 

Let me see if I understand this great plan. The government is going to borrow money, which they tell us not to do, from China so they can create virtual jobs and the result is we will buy something made in China; therefore strengthening the economy of China! ARE THEY CRAZY OR JUST PLAIN STUPID?

 

IF NAFTA AND THE MOST FAVORED NATION STATUS OF All FOREGIN GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT REPEALED THERE IS NO HOPE OF THIS ECONOMY EVER RECOVERING. IF THE ECONOMY OF THIS NATION DOES NOT RECOVER THERE IS NO HOPE FOR THIS NATION.

 

HEY STUPID THE ECONOMY AIN’T ROCKET SCIENCE !!!!!!

 


THE SOLUTION TO THE ECONOMY AS I SEE IT.

November 19, 2008

When we examine the very basics of the economy we find that it consists of workers, customers, venders, and manufactures and each one depends on the others. It seems that the government doesn’t even understand the very basics.

 

It makes no sense to give business money for nothing. The government has become the only entity large enough to solve the problem. The government can either give business money for nothing, which will only delay bankruptcy, or they can become the largest customer of their goods.

 

The auto manufacturing companies can manufacture all kinds of military equipment and we just happen to need to replace equipment. They would have a customer and we would have jobs: plus the country would get something for our money.

 

They could also be made to manufacture cheap, fuel efficient, and good autos like foreign manufacturers do. Having a customer as large as the government could insure that we get what we must pay for; though we aren’t now, so there is not much hope for that. The government would have enough clout to set fair prices as well as setting standards. Well, that is if graft were controlled and it isn’t now.

 

If this sounds like communism to you then it should be obvious that we are all ready communists or perhaps we do not even have a system. It is certain that this system is not working.

 

The government caused this recession by giving all of our manufacturing jobs to any foreign business that wanted them. It is not a credit problem. If you have no job then no one is going to loan you money, so the banks are just sitting on the money that was given to them; with no accountability to handle it properly I might add. Eventually, without customers, the money will all be spent on expenses and they will want more.

 

To recover from the last “Great Depression” the government spent money on roads, bridges and many other projects that ultimately benefited the people. This government needs to come to its senses (if it has any) and use the wealth as a business would.

 

GET SOMETHING FOR IT.

 

The government could buy the vehicles that the auto companies can not sell, because no one can afford them. Then put the people back to work and have drawings for what they had no choice but to buy; at least we would have an income and some of the people would get something for all of the people’s money, and eventually the economy would recover.

 

Every time the politicians that we elect do not do as they promised we say that we will kick them out of office and elect someone that will do as they say. Well, we haven’t elected one yet. Those that we have just elected have the opportunity to produce, but by now I have no confidence in the system.

 

Anyway, if the people’s money (actually credit) were to be handled correctly the basics of economy would be fulfilled. The people would have income to pay for housing, food, and the taxes that will have to be paid, the businesses of the country would have a buyer for their goods and therefore could keep or hire employees, the venders would have something to vend, and the government would demonstrate some responsibility with the people’s money.

 

Of course these unfair “free trade” agreements have to be stopped. It is not fair when other countries subsidize trade and we do not. It is not fair when we must protect the environment and other countries do not. It is unfair when our living expenses are out of sight when compared to those in foreign countries. It is unfair and even illegal to pay an American worker the low wages that are paid in other countries; not to mention he can not exist on those wages.

 

If the government will not stop this then maybe dock workers or those who are responsible for berthing the ships could slow everything down. If they can’t unload the goods then they can not sell them and unfairly compete with the American worker. Somebody has to do something other than just giving our future to the rich.

 

If these agreements are not stopped there is no hope of recovery. Americans or anyone for that matter will buy at the lowest price. That is what got us here. It is not the American workers fault. It is the fault of those who allowed the unfair trade. If jobs are reinstated for the American worker and unfair trade continued to be allowed we will never recover, as we all buy at the lowest price; especially when we have no steady income. It is a shame that the government is not doing the very basic task for which it was formed. The basic job of government is to protect the people that it governs: not the whole world.

 

BUT THEN MAYBE THAT IS JUST TOO DAMN SIMPLE.

 


THIS IS REALLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ECONOMY II

October 14, 2008

I wrote this post some time ago: just before the crash (10/07). It was and still is true. The reason that I am reposting it is that I am sick and tired of all the politicians telling us they are going to fix the problem. The only way the damage can be reversed is for import tariffs to be reinstated and even then it would take a long time to improve. No one is even suggesting this!!!

 

There is much talk about small business needing loans when what they need are customers. Who needs a loan to purchase stock when no one has a job and therefore can not buy what is stocked? We do not have a credit problem. We have an employment problem. Those who claim small business need credit either are ignorant of how a small business is supposed to work, or are just plain dishonest with their claim. Also who is going to loan money to someone who wants to buy a house when their income will not allow them to pay for it? Or a car?

 

The economy has become a gigantic game of Monopoly.  We are sitting on Park Place with no money and the game is over for us. That is how the game is won or lost. The one with the most money puts the squeeze on those who find themselves in a situation where they need what the other has: gas, food, shelter, etc. We have paid until we can no longer do so. Unlike the game we can not just get up, have a good laugh, and go on with our good life, but as those who have put the squeeze on us are finding out that they can’t either.

 

Politicians have gotten us into this. It is the responsibility of the government to protect the citizens of that government. It is not their responsibility to create jobs or any other scheme that someone can think of. The business of government is not business. If you have cancer, then do you need more cancer for a cure? If your government is that cancer do you really think it will cure you?

 

If all of the banks are either incompetent or immoral enough to loose so much money that they do not even know how much, then the logical remedy is to give them more money and of course do not demand any accounting for it, or even a contract demanding repayment. They will pay us back when they recover, but there is no contract to make them do so! From their record it is obvious they will not! I am a nobody, but even a nobody is not that stupid. A monkey has more sense than those in the government. Well, just to be fair to monkeys, they are not capable of immorality.

 

There is much talk about the middle class of this country. The middle class were the people that had manufacturing jobs that paid well. Look around, they are now either the lower class, or about to become so. They are history and only a figment of political imagination. And China hasn’t even begun to import automobiles yet. ARE THEY CRAZY?

 

 

 

THIS IS REALLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ECONOMY.

Go get a bullet to bite on because this is painful.

 

I am not a stock broker, politician, or any one else that has a reason to pull the wool over your eyes. I am just a poor slob that can see what happened and I am disgusted enough to tell it.

 

Let’s say the problem started with NAFTA (North American Foolish Trade Agreement), after all we have to start somewhere and I don’t have enough time to go all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

 

When those in the government passed NAFTA they assured foreign workers an advantage over Americans. They did this under the guise of free trade: that free trade was fair to all. However workers in South America do not have the same standard of living enjoyed in the US. So anything that is made in the US can be made cheaper in South America. I might add that OPEC is a monopoly and would not be legal in this country, so there is really no such thing as free trade.

 

Just after NAFTA was passed our exports to Mexico and South America increased dramatically: they were buying machine tools and equipment in order to build manufacturing plants. These facilities, when complete would manufacture goods cheaper than plants in the US. In other words they were only buying from us what they needed to take our jobs.

 

You have to ask yourself why your own government would pass such a bill; at least I have to ask myself. Was it complete incompetence? Or was it because those who were suppose to protect Americans, had investments in manufacturing business that could benefit from much lower labor costs. Whatever caused the government to pass the bill it is obvious that it was not in the interest of the people of the United States.

 

If that was not bad enough they gave China “Most favored Nation” status. China is a socialist government that is trying to become the largest super power in the world. China would like nothing more than to ruin our economy: and they have.

 

You see it is really very simple. There is nothing made that can not be made cheaper in China. So in passing just two bills our own government has totally destroyed the middle class of the US. If you work in any manufacturing job in the US and haven’t lost your job yet, you will; it is just a matter of time as anything made can be made cheaper in China. (I told you to bite a bullet, didn’t I?)

 

You want a laugh? We are supposed to compete with those who make a few dollars a day and yet manufactures in the US must pay minimum wages! The bottom line is, though we must compete, it is illegal!!! Well, it is a laugh, but a bitter one.

 

We are just beginning to see the result of what I would call a criminal act. The housing industry can not sell a house because no one can buy a house working at a fast food restaurant and those kinds of jobs are all that is left. Nor can the car manufactures sell cars, for the same reason. It should be apparent that interest rates mean nothing to someone who has no job. Who is going to loan money to someone with no job?

 

Is it any wonder the stock market is in turmoil? You don’t get something for nothing so the logical result of a stronger “world economy” is a weaker US economy.

 

My friends I don’t have a solution to the problem. Everyone keeps telling me that if I don’t like the government to vote, but we just get a new set of politicians and they do the same things the others did. This government is of the people, by the people, and for the people and “those people” would be the ones in charge, not poor slobs like me.

 

NOW THE REAL REASON THAT I REPOSTED THIS ARTICLE IS AS I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS AS A GAME OF MONOPOLY I HAD A THOUGHT THAT CAUSED ME TO BURST OUT LAUGHING. THE WINNER OF THE GAME IS THE ONE WHO ENDS UP OWNING EVERYTHING.

 

HALLELUIAH – HALLELUIAH – HALLELUIAH – GOD WINS !!!!!!!

 

 


THIS IS REALLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ECONOMY.

October 25, 2007

Go get a bullet to bite on because this is painful.

I am not a stock broker, politician, or anyone else that has a reason to pull the wool over your eyes. I am just a poor slob that can see what happened and I am disgusted enough to tell it.

Let’s say the problem started with NAFTA (North American Foolish Trade Agreement), after all we have to start somewhere and I don’t have enough time to go all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

When those in the government passed NAFTA they assured foreign workers an advantage over americans. They did this under the guise of free trade: that free trade was fair to all. However workers in South America do not have the same standard of living enjoyed in the US. So anything that is made in the US can be made cheaper in South America.

Just after NAFTA was passed our exports to Mexico and South America increased dramatically: they were buying machine tools and equipment in order to build manufacturing plants. These facilities, when complete would manufacture goods cheaper than plants in the US. In other words they were only buying from us what they needed to take our jobs.

You have to ask yourself why your own government would pass such a bill; at least I have to ask myself. Was it complete incompetence? Or was it because those who were suppose to protect Americans had investments in manufacturing business that could benefit from much lower labor costs. Whatever caused the government to pass the bill it is obvious that it was not in the interest of the people of the United States.

If that was not bad enough they gave China “Most favored Nation” status. China is a socialist government that is trying to become the largest super power in the world. China would like nothing more than to ruin our economy: and they have.

You see it is really very simple. There is nothing made that can not be made cheaper in China. So in passing just two bills our own government has totally destroyed the middle class of the US. If you work in any manufacturing job in the US and haven’t lost your job yet, you will; it is just a matter of time as anything made can be made cheaper in China. (I told you to bite a bullet, didn’t I?)

You want a laugh? We are supposed to compete with those who make a few dollars a day and yet manufactures in the US must pay minimum wages! The bottom line is, though we must compete, it is illegal!!! Well, it is a laugh, but a bitter one.

We are just beginning to see the result of what I would call a criminal act. The housing industry can not sell a house because no one can buy a house working at a fast food restaurant and those kinds of jobs are all that is left. Nor can the car manufactures sell cars, for the same reason. It should be apparent that interest rates mean nothing to someone who has no job. Who is going to loan money to someone with no job?

Is it any wonder the stock market is in turmoil? You don’t get something for nothing so the logical result of a stronger “world economy” is a weaker US economy.

My friends I don’t have a solution to the problem. Everyone keeps telling me that if I don’t like the government to vote, but we just get a new set of politicians and they do the same things the others did. This government is of the people, by the people, and for the people and those people would be the ones in charge, not poor slobs like me.


WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOUSING INDUSTRY

July 31, 2007

Well, in a nut shell, two things. The government did not enforce the law and when it didn’t the Housing Industry opted to make a quick buck instead of demanding that the government enforce the law.

There already were laws that prohibited hiring illegal aliens. These laws were enacted in order to protect the jobs of the American people. That is supposed to be the main interest of the government, but it is obvious that the main interest of the government is how much those who run the government can benefit by what the government does, or does not do.

When one company in any local job market hired illegal aliens the others in the same field of endeavor had two choices. One was to monitor the hiring practices of the rouge business and demand that the government enforce the law. The other choice was to copy the rouge businesses illegal practice.

It was obvious that they could get away with it because the government was not doing its sworn duty, and it was just as obvious that there was a quick buck in it. No one thought any farther than that, so no one realized that if American workers lost their jobs there would be no buyers for their houses.

The illegal workers were sending as much of their wages as they could to their home in Mexico, because that is where they intended to return to. They were not going to buy a house here and those who might have bought a house here no longer could (No job, you know).

Anyway the immigration problem is solving its self. The Housing Industry can not sell a house, so it can no longer afford to build them. If no houses are being built there are no more jobs, even for illegal workers. If there are no jobs most of the illegals will return home as that is where they always planed to go anyway. Maybe they can be hired to put wheels on all those houses, so they can take them to their own country; where all the money went.

Well, that is not the entire problem the North American Foolish Trade Act and the Most Favored Nation (over our own) are the main problems, but no one is doing anything about any of the problems. I mean no body, not the News Media, not the Government, not the economists,                   

NOOO    BODDDYYY.

By the way, I see that the Ford Motor Company made a profit last quarter, by selling cars in other countrys. WELL  DUH.  


IF YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB, THANK A POLITICAN

July 12, 2007

Politicians passed NAFTA and politicians voted China the status of “Most favored Nation”, so it was politicians that ruined our economy. Yes, it is ruined and personally I don’t see any hope for recovery. If you used to have a job in manufacturing, or if you used to work in any trade that depends on others having even a moderate amount of money you know what I mean. How about a little analogy to explain just what I mean.

Bob and Bill are competitors in the same kind of business located In the USA. They both manufacture widgets. Each widget cost both business $2 to make. They compete by sales promotions of one kind or the other. Both business are stable and hire many employees.

Then the politicians pass the North American Free Trade Agreement. Bob sees that if he moves his business to Mexico it would be possible to drastically lower his cost of manufacturing. Labor costs will be much lower, there would be little, or no government regulations, such as OSHA. It is almost a win win opportunity.

So Bob does move to Mexico. Now he has a distinct advantage and he can undercut Bill by a large margin, but of course he only undercuts him enough to take all of the business and pockets the rest (That’s the name of the game).

Bill sees what is happening and he realizes that he must also move to Mexico. To remain where he is would only lead to bankruptcy.

So what just happened? All of the employees just lost their jobs.

Why, do you say?  So the business could make more money.

Didn’t the politicians know what would result? The truth is they didn’t care (then).

All politicians are rich. They are the ones that own the businesses, or stock in the businesses.

Anyone, with even half of a brain, can see that this would and did happen to all of our manufacturing businesses. We are told that our economy is changing to a service orientated type. That is definitely true as there are no more manufacturing jobs.

The problem with that is service jobs generate no income for the country and because service jobs require parts and equipment there is a constant drain on our wealth.

We had import duties which kept this from happening before NAFTA. Those who should have put the American workers needs ahead of their, and foreign countries interests, did just the opposite.

Our “Most favored Nation” designation of China is even worse than NAFTA.

Now I have a few questions that this generated.

Who is going to buy widgets when they have no job?

Who is going to buy anything when they have no job?

Who is going to pay the taxes necessary to support our country?

By the way, all politicians are responsible for the downfall of our economy. Democrats started it and Republicans have done nothing to stop it. What do you expect as they are all rich.

Buy the way, by the way, if you think this is not your problem, or it will not effect you then you are about to learn all about economical recession in the real world (your world).

What I have said is only common sense, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Jump in your car and take a ride through the retail section of your town or city (If you can afford the gas) and notice how many businesses are gone. They are gone because people no longer have money to buy what they were selling.

You don’t even have to go to that much trouble. If you are reading this you are on the web. Just check out the news about the housing industry, and the automobile industry.

Very few are buying because very few have a job and those who did buy when they had a job are losing everything.

The only thing I could suggest is to pray to God to get us out of this, but to be truthful I don’t know why He would.